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By Cristina McBreairty, Realtor, CDPE, SFR
(Century 21 Nortrh East)
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$189,900 , 3 bedrooms, 1 full baths, 0 half baths, 1,393 square feet     Cristina McBreairty | RE/MAX Allied | (207) 653-1604 157 Raymond Hill Rd, Raymond, ME Charming Antique Farmhouse in Lovely Country Setting 3BR/1BA Single Family House   offered at $189,900 Year Built 1900 Sq Footage 1,393 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size 3 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Charming Antique Farmhouse with many updates. Enjoy a wonderful country setting with 3-4 stall barn with tack room and pastures for grazing. Back deck overlooks beautiful gardens and tree-lined fields. Partially finished addition offers expansion opportunities not included in finished sqft total.   Raymond see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Basement - Dining room -...
By Cristina McBreairty, Realtor, CDPE, SFR
(Century 21 Nortrh East)
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Directions: Rt. 302 to Hawthorne, left ont Cape Road, left onto Glen Rd., home on left. Cristina McBreairty | RE/MAX Allied | (207) 653-1604 4 Glen Road, Raymond, ME Open-Concept Cape with Beautifully Landscaped Yard 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $249,900 Year Built 1990 Sq Footage 1,877 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 5.0 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Just Minutes from Sebago Lake!!! Open-concept 3 bedroom cape in mint condition, hardwood/tile floors, cathedral ceilings with skylights, daylight basement, wrap-around deck, oversized 2 car garage with storage, efficient pellet stove, impeccable landscaping and pond in backyard. see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - High/Vaulted ceiling - Hardwood floor - Tile flo...
Rarely can one find a lakefront property for sale that fits so many criteria - 150 feet of frontage on a high quality body of water; fantastic, westerly views of the water and surrounding hills; privacy without remoteness; and sunsets every day - all in a year round home that features quality craftsmanship throughout. When turning off Spiller Hill Road in Raymond, Maine (just up Rte. 302 from Portland, Maine) and heading toward 115 Spring Valley Road where this great property is located, you feel the real world falling away behind you as the road wends its way to our destination. There are several upscale homes along this short, private stretch of country road, and you sense that, if you lived here, you would feel both comfortable and in good company. About a mile in you arrive at the h...
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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Raymond Pond in Raymond, Maine, sits at the base of Rattlesnake Mountain in the Sebago Lakes Region. About 10 minutes from Windham and 30 from Portland, Raymond Pond is easily accessible, yet a great getaway spot. At 346-acres, the pond is 1/2 mile wide and 1 mile long with a maximum depth of 42 feet. The small size of Raymond Pond guarantees a quiet, peaceful lake. But . . . don't be surprised to discover it is also an active recreational area. Folks enjoy water sports of all types during spring, summer and fall, and winter activities on the ice as well. Mountain biking is an option at nearby Morgan Meadow. Eagles are often sited soaring above Raymond Pond. The 206-acre Valley Brook wetland drains into Raymond Pond and offers plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities. The pond and the b...
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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Thomas Pond in South Casco and Raymond is only minutes from Sebago Lake. It's much, much smaller than the big lake, yet large enough to provide great boating and fishing. The mood on Thomas Pond is relaxed. In fact, this is where Nathaniel Hawthorne, the famous 19th century author of The Scarlet Letter and many other works,  used to enjoy relaxing as a kid. There is even a granite rock known as Inspiration Chair located along the shoreline that it is said he enjoyed sitting on. Hawthorne spent some off his boyhood only a stones throw from Thomas Pond at his Uncle Richard Manning's home. According to the Hawthorne in Salem Web site, "Nathaniel and his friends could walk along broad Dingley Brook as it flowed down from its source, Thomas Pond, a half mile away. On its shores was the brick...
Only twenty-two miles northwest of Portland and 2 1/2 hours from Boston, you'll find a two-for-one special for lakefront property buyers in the Sebago Lakes Region. Panther Pond in Raymond and Crescent Lake in Raymond and Casco are connected by the meandering and navigable Tenney River. To access Panther Pond, you'll need to launch your boat at Crescent Lake on Route 85.  Follow the Tenney River to the Panther Pond. The many twists and turns make this a scenic access point to the pond. The Tenney is shallow, slow moving and full of fish, especially bass.   Panther Pond was named for the wild animals which supposedly roamed its banks when Nathaniel Hawthorne was a young boy and lived nearby. The pond covers 1,439 acres and has a mean depth of 26 feet with a maximum depth of 68 feet. From...
Sebago Lake is Maine's second largest lake, with water so pure that it provides drinking water to the greater Portland area. Before you head out on the lake, you should stop by the Good Life Market in Raymond, a one-stop shop, and grab a picnic lunch. It's located right on the beaten path at 1297 Roosevelt Trail, Rte. 302, across from the Panther Run Picnic Area and just up the road from the Raymond Boat Launch. In fact, Ethan, who manages The Good Life Market for Walt and Linda Manchester, says, "We get lots of business from people with camps and boaters on the lake." Open daily from 7 a.m. till 7 p.m., The Good Life Market offers a variety of sandwiches. My favorites are "Summer in Italy" with fresh mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil, sliced tomatoes and basil pesto on split focaccia....
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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Step inside Mexicali Blues, just up the street from Sebago Lake and the Raymond boat launch, and you'll feel the commitment to make the world a brighter place. Peter and Kimberly Erskine opened Mexicali Blues, a shop committed to responsibly importing goods, at 1338 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond in May 2004. For them it was an extension into western Maine of an already successful business. Twenty years ago they opened their first store in the Old Port. Today they have four shop locations: Old Port, Freeport, Newcastle and Raymond. The Erskines have turned their love of travel into a thriving business that features products from around the world. Because they believe in the international fair trade movement, they have set an example by working directly with artisans in developing countries in...
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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If you were spending a little vacation time in Maine this Memorial Day weekend and were fortunate enough to spend it at a camp or cottage on Sebago Lake, you know what I mean when I say that for some lakefront property buyers only a big lake will do.  And when you're in this neck of the woods "big lake" can mean only one thing - Sebago Lake. In a previous post - Sebago Lake - Facts for the Lakefront Lover of Big Sebago - I wrote about Big Sebago's size, depth, clarity and cleanliness. For some, that says it all. For others, one must go on...and on, with great enthusiasm, talking about the legendary lake trout and salmon fishing, the fantastic powerboating on a lake big enough to accommodate even the biggest watercraft, the waterskiing and wakeboarding, and the unmatched sunsets and view...
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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Acclaimed Maine author Richard Russo described Maine as a serious place masquerading as a summer paradise. How perfect a description.Mainers must put up with a lot to live and work here - a high cost of living, high taxes, a paucity of good paying jobs and long, harsh winters of often mythic proportions. Myriad summer visitors to Maine's lake regions leave with a wonderful feeling about Maine. What a place! They recall loons calling to their mates from across the pond, moonlight shimmering on a cobalt blue lake, forests of cathedral pines, spruce and hemlock filled with mushrooms, berries and strange things like fiddleheads, fishers, and moose. And how about the new family of mergansers skipping across the surface of the lake? Magical? Yes. However, after getting hit with another snow s...
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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Last week's Saturday Send Out proved pretty popular - lakefront listings for Casco. Today, I'll continue along that same vein and give you all the Raymond lakefront listings. Raymond is a popular destination for lakefront buyers because of its proximity to the Maine Turnpike (30 minutes) and its great array of lakes and ponds. Here are the listings:   Notched Pond - two bdrm. cabin with 100 feet of frontage - $188,000. Raymond Pond - two bdrm., year round home on the water - $257,000. Raymond Pond - three bdrm., year round with tons of updates - $309,900. Crescent Lake - two bdrm., year round potential, spectacular views - $324,900. Jordan River - access to Sebago Lake, executive home, close to everything - $365,000. Sebago Lake - four bdrm cottage off Raymond Cape, 30% expansion availa...
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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Over the last couple of years we have been refining the search capabilities on our website to make it easier for potential buyers of Maine lakefront property to find what they're looking for - even if they're not sure exactly what it is they're looking for. With our Lakefront Locator you can search all of the currently listed lakefront and lake access properties in Maine. You can search by region, by price, by lake, and by town. We have further tweeked our capabilities by allowing you to list properties from the lowest to highest in price, or from the highest to lowest. Last year we added a "Map It" function where, if the address is available and searchable, you can click on the "Map It" button and a Google map will come up, locating the property listing on it. Our users find this is a ...
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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The big question that I have for you today, dear readers, might seem trite. But please indulge me. Will granite countertops make living at the lake more enjoyable? The bigger question is: Does a vacation home here in Maine have to have all the conveniences and lavishness of one's year round home back in Massachusetts, New Jersey or wherever?? I often see folks "from away" bitterly dissappointed when they view a half million dollar camp on Long Lake and find it wanting of the creature comforts they enjoy at their home back in the suburbs of Boston, New York or wherever. "For a half million dollars shouldn't there be a master bedroom suite?""This home has no walk-in closets, or guest bathrooms or his and hers sinks!!"The old Yankees would figure that because vacation homes are mostly used...
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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With gas now at $4 a gallon for regular the last thing you want to be doing, if you're a buyer of Maine lakefront property, is driving all over hill and dale with a fistfull of listing addresses and your eyes glued to a GPS screen. Your intentions are good - do a bunch of "drive bys", get a feel for the area, and whittle your "potentials" list down to something manageable. Sure, you burn through a $60 tank of gas and the use of a sick day to take a self-guided tour of the Maine lakefront market, but to make this effort worth it you need to accomplish what you set out to do. More often than not, however, the ugly truth is you end up more scattered and confused than when you started and you come to the grim realization that the road to real estate hell is, indeed, paved with your "good in...
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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In a blog post on April 14 I questioned the timing of a legal action taken by a jetski owner who was challenging the state's right to prohibit jetskis on a particular lake. At that time I said that he was kicking a sleeping dog that might just turn around and bite him. I said this because I sensed a change in people's attitudes ever since last summer's horrific power boat accident on Long Lake. More and more folks want to do something about wild and reckless behavior on our beautiful lakes and ponds. Well, this week the Supreme Court for the State of Maine ruled that the state had the right to prohibit jetskis from any lake or great pond. SEE FULL STORY. I don't know whether the owner was working alone or whether he was egged on by special interests, but he made a bad miscalculation - a...
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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As a listing agent I often ask myself "What were the sellers thinking when they built this house?"Often times bright, sharp and savvy people will build a home to their individual tastes and singular specifications never thinking that someday they might want to sell. Now, those of you who don't care whether your lakefront home is a good long term investment or not can stop reading right here. But, if you care about the long term value of your lakefront home, please read on.#1 Mistake - Building a suburban style home on the lake - Lakefront property is vacation property. For most lakefront buyers, a lake home is a second home used for vacation getaways. They are looking for a home that has rusticity. They want something that is authentic and "evergreen" rather than "plastic" or trendy. Th...
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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Most folks have only so much money to spend on a lakefront property. After conferring with a reputable mortgage broker, lakefront buyers have a pretty good idea of what they can afford to spend . (Need the name of a good mortgage broker? Let us know.)Determing how much one can spend is a lot easier than determining what to spend it on. Let's say your budget indicates that you can afford to spend $400,000 on a lakefront home.Here are your 5 choices:1)One can purchase a $300,000 house on a $100,000 lot2)One can purchase a $250,000 house on a $150,000 lot3)One can purchase a $200,000 house on a $200,000 lot4)One can purchase a $150,000 house on a $250,000 lot5)One can purchase a $100,000 house on a $300,000 lotOnce acknowledging these five, choices 9 out of 10 people select a 6th choice. T...
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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Last fall, at season's end, we, at Mr Lakefront, asked over a thousand regular visitors to our website a simple question: "How can we make our website more helpful to you, the lakefront buyer?"Quite frankly, we were very gratified by the response. Not just by the number of respondents, but by the quality of their input.After reviewing each request for value and feasibility, we put our web developer on the case. We are now happy to announce the release of Phase 1. Check out the following enhancements on our website at http://www.mrlakefront.net/ .Search by Lake Size - Let's face it, some folks like small lakes and ponds. They want to kayak and canoe in peace. You don't need to be a member of the Birkenstock crowd to tire of the wake and buzzing of powerboats as you're trying to enjoy an ...
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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House hunting for a lakefront home is hard work. One can certainly work up a hearty appetite by around lunch time. Resist the temptation to indulge in another burger or salad. Be adventurous!! Eat like a Mainer."Italians" - Folks "from away" are often startled when they see road signs outside convenience stores that read " 3 Italians- $5.95 ". Let me assure you that no funny business is going on here. An "italian" here in Maine is an italian sandwich that is uniquely a Maine invention. An "italian" is not a submarine sandwich. Nor is it a grinder, po'boy, hero, or hoagie. Sometime around 1903 in Portland, Giovanni Amato added meat,cheese and fresh vegetables to his soft baked rolls and a Maine classic was born. You will find an "italian" free of lettuce, mayonaise or mustard. An italian...
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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It's no secret that the national slow down in real estate has also effected the real estate industry here in Maine. The nationwide boom period from 2003 to 2005 brought thousands of folks from other walks of life into the industry.In western Maine, the membership of the Western Maine Board of Realtors exploded in that two year period from 150 to 300 members. Folks from a variety of backgrounds who had never thought of being real estate agents were now drawn to the real estate industry with the dreams of making easy money.Things began to change in the late summer of 2005. The flood of buyers began to recede. Without an established clientel, new-to-the-industry agents found the dream of getting ahead had turned into the reality of just getting by. One particular new agent I know of went f...

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